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Assessment of Overseas Qualification for VCE Equivalence - Year 12

Summary of overseas equivalent qualifications for VCE - Year 12

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A - B

Requirements for Tertiary Entrance (VTAC): http://www.vtac.edu.au/who/osquals.html

Afghanistan

  • Baccalauria and completion of one year's full time study towards a degree from a tertiary institution

Albania

  • Dëftesë pjekurie/ Shkollë e Mesme e Përgjithshme og gijmnaz.
  • Dëftesë pjekurie/ Shkollë Teknike

Algeria

  • Baccalauréat/Diplôme de Bachelier de l'enseignement secondaire général
  • Baccalauréat/Diplôme de Bachelier de l'enseignement secondaire technique

Argentina

  • Bachillerato/Bacillerato Especializado. Marked on a scale of 0-10  Titulo de Bachiller (con orientación ... )
  • Técnico (de nivel Médio) / Perito Mercantil (etc.) 

Armenia

  • Hasunutian vkaiakan (attestat) / Atestat midzinakarg krtoitjan / Mijnakarg yndhanur krtutyan attestat + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Mijin masnagitakan krtutyan diplom + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies

Austria

  • Reifeprüfung/Matura.
  • Reife- und Diplomprüfung.
  • Berufsreifeprüfung

Azerbaijan

  • Orta Tahsil Haqquinda Attestat / Orta mekteb attestati / Svidetel'stvo/o Srednem Obrazovanii
  • 1999: + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1998: + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Bahrain

  • Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate). Marking varies per subject; maximum and minimum grades per subject are shown on certificate

Bangladesh

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate, HSC/Intermediate + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Belarus

  • Atestat ab agul'naj sjarednjaj adukcii/Attestat o (Obschem) Srednem Obrazovanii
    • 1999: Attestat + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
    • 1998: Attestat + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Diplom o Srednem Spetsialnom Obrazovanii
    • 1999: Diplom + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
    • 1998: Diplom + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies

Belgium

  • Diploma d'Aptitude a acceder a l'enseignement superiur/Getuigschrift van hoger secundair onderwijs

Bhutan

  • Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (Class XII).
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC) from Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

Bolivia

  • Diploma/Grado/Titulo de Bachiller en Humanidades
  • Diploma/Grado/Titulo de Bachiller Técnico (Medio, Perito, etc.)

Bosnia-Herzegovina (since 1990)

  • Svjedocanstvo svjedozba o zavrsenom obrazovanju (1985-) / Diploma o zavrsenoj gimnaziji (1998-) / Svjedozba o maturi (1998-) / Diploma o polozenom zavrsnom ispitu (1996-) / Diploma o polozenom ispitu (1993-) / Diploma o zavrsenoj srednjoj skoli (1992-).
  • Vocational secondary education:
    • Svjedocanstvo svjedozba o zavrsenom obrazovanju (1985-) / Svjedocanstvo o zavrsenom obrazovanju - za zanimanje (1996-). / Diploma o zavrsenoj srednjoj strucnoj skoli (1996-). / Diploma/technical

Brazil

  • 1996: Certificado de Ensino Médio
  • 1995: Certificado de Conclusão (2o Grau)  (Only when a 4th year is completed at Secondary level)
  • 1996: Diploma de Técnico de Nivel Medio 
  • 1995: Diploma de Técnico (2o Grau) / Certificado de Auxiliar Técnico / Certificado de Habilitacão Básico

Brunei

  • A grade of 'E' or higher in 2 A-level and 3 O-level subjects including English in the Cambridge or University of London General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination

Bulgaria

  • Diploma za (Zavarsheno) Sredno Obrazovanie / Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (from 1994: Svidetelstvo za zrelost or before 1974: Zrelostno Svidetelstvo).
  • Diploma za Sredno - Spetzialno Obrazovanie (12 years education) (within same study area).
  • Diploma za Sredno - Spetzialno Obrazovanie (11 years education) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies, (within same study area).

Burma (Myanmar)

  • Matriculation and completion of one year full time study towards a degree from a recognised tertiary institution. Marking is on a percentage scale, minimum average of 45% is required to pass.

Burundi

  • 2000: Diplôme des Humanités Générales + Diplôme D'Etat + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1999: Certificat Homologué des Humanités Complètes +1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

 

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Requirements for Tertiary Entrance (VTAC): http://www.vtac.edu.au/who/osquals.html

Cambodia

  • Attestation de Fin d'Etudes Secondaire de l'Enseignement General/Diploma of Upper Secondary Education + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Completion of the Baccalaureate Part II. Marking scale of 1-20 (max) with 10 being the minimum pass mark

Cameroon

  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré / Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire.
  • Cameroon GCE Ordinary Level Examinations (at least 4 subjects passed) + Cameroon GCE Advanced Level Examinations (at least 3 subjects passed).
  • Brevet de Technicien / Diplôme de Bachelier de Technicien (Admission only to same study field as in Cameroun). 

Canada

  • Alberta General High School Diploma. Marked on a percentage scale, with 50% being the minimum pass mark.
  • British Columbia Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma. Marked on a scale of AC, P,F,I, with 'P' being the minimum pass mark.
  • Manitoba High School Graduation Diploma. Marked on a scale of A+ -F, with 'D' being the minimum pass mark.
  • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma. Marked on a percentage scale, with 50% being the minimum pass mark.
  • New Foundland High School Graduation Diploma. Marked on a credit system. 36 credits including 21 core credits.
  • Nova Scotia Higher School Completion Certificate. Marked on a percentage scale, with 50% being the minimum pass mark.
  • Ontario Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Marked on a scale of A-D and P, with all grades being pass marks.
  • Prince Edward Island High School Graduation Diploma. Marked on a percentage scale, with 50% being the minimum pass mark
  • Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies. Marked on a percentage scale, with 60% being the minimum pass mark.
  • Saskatchewan Completion of Division IV Standing. Marked on a credit system, with a minimum of 21 credits of which 5 are from Year 12. 

Chile

  • Licencia de Educacion Media (Secondary Education Matriculation Certificate) or Certificado de Bacchillerato. Marked on a scale of 1 - 7 with 4 being the minimum pass mark.

China

  • Certificate of Graduation from Upper Middle School + Chinese National University Entrance Examination (CNUEE)/Gao Kao
  • Certificate of Graduation from Upper Middle School + NAHEEE + 3 years of higher adult education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Colombia

  • Bachillerato / Diploma de Bachiller

Congo, Democratic Republic (Zaire)

  • Diplôme d'Etat d'Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville)

  • Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré (Enseig-nement Général) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré - (Enseig-nement Technique) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Costa Rica

  • Bachillerato. Marked on a scale 1-100, with 65 as the minimum pass mark

Croatia

  • Maturalna svjedodzba / Svjedodzba o zavrsenom srednjem obrazovanju / Svjedodzba o zavrsnom ispitu-maturi.
  • Vocationa and musical specialisations:
    • Svjedodzba o završnom ispitu. / Svjedodzba o zavrsenom srednjem obrazovanju / Svjedodzba o zavrsnom ispitu-maturi. 

Cuba

  • Diploma de Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras/Título de Bachiller (nivel medio superior de la Education General Politecnica Laboral) - Certificado de Fin de Estudios Secundarias
  • Técnico Medio/Maestro Primario, etc. (Certificado de Fin de Estudios Secundarias) 

Cyprus

  • 2001: Apolytírion from Enaiou Lykeio.
  • 1980 - 2001: Apolytírion from Lykeio Epilogis Mathimaton.
  • Apolytírion fra Technikí Scholí.
  • Lise Diplomasi + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Lise Diplomasi with an average grade of 4 (new grade system) or 8 (old grade system).
  • Teknik Lise Diplomasi
  • Teknik Lise Diplomasi with an average grade of 4 (new grade system) or 8 (old grade system).

Czech Republic

  • Vysvedceni o maturitní zkousce / Maturitní zkouška / Maturita from gymnazium.
  • Vysvedcení o maturitni zkoušce / Maturitní zkouška / Maturita from Srední odborná skola.
  • Maturitní zkouška from Konzervator.
  • Maturitní zkouška from Strední odborné uciliste.

Denmark

  • Studentereksamen/Hojere Forberedel Seseksamen/Hojere Handelseksamen of 0-13 (maximum), with 6 as the minimum pass mark.

Dominican Republic

  • Certificación (Pruebas Nacionales de Conclusion de la Educación Media) / Diploma de Conclusión de la Educación Media / Diploma/Título de Bachiller en ... (Certificado Oficial de Suficiencia en los Estudios Secondarios) / Diploma /Título de Bachiller General
  • 1998: Diploma/Título de Bachiller Tecnico / Perito
  • 1997: Diploma/Título de Bachiller Tecnico / Perito + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

 

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Requirements for Tertiary Entrance (VTAC): http://www.vtac.edu.au/who/osquals.html

Ecuador

  • Bachillerato/Título de Bachiller en Arte/Ciencias / Bachillerato/Título de Bachiller Unico Integral
  • Bachillerato/Título de Baciller Tecnico

Egypt

  • Thanawiya Amma (Certificate of General Secondary Education). Marked on a percentage scale, with a minimum of 50% as the pass mark.

El Salvadore

  • Bachillerate Academinco (High School Diploma). Marked on a scale of 1-10 (maximum), with 5 as the minimum pass mark

England, Wales and Northern Ireland

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE): 2 A-levels and 3 O-levels (Before 1986). Grades A-E are passing grades. Since 1986 – passes in 2 GCE A-levels and 3 General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) subjects

Estonia

  • 1998: Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus + Riigieksamenitunnistus (minimum 3 state examinations).
  • 1997: Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus + Riigieksamenitunnistus (minimum 2 state examinations).
  • 1995 - 1996: Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus.
  • 1991- 1994: Keskkooli Lõputunnistus/Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus.
  • Lõputunnistus põhihariduse basil kutsekeskhariduse omandamise Kohta (before 1998 Lõputunnistus kutse- ja keskhariduse omandamise kohta) + Riigieksamenitunnistus.
  • Lõputunnistus keskhariduse baasil kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta (before 1998 Löptunnistus keskerihariduse kohta) + Riigieksamitunnistus

Ethiopia

  • Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination
  • Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination 

European Baccalaureate

  • European Baccalaureate Certificate/Diplôme du Baccalauréat Europeen.

Fiji

  • Form 7 Examination or Bursaries Examination Certificate of NZ. OR Completion of the Foundation Year at the Uni. of the South Pacific. Marked on a percentage scale, minimum pass is 50%.

Finland

  • Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/studentexamensbetyg.
  • Tutkintotodistus/Ammatillinen perustutkinto (eksamensbevis/yrkesinriktat grundexamen) (admission to the same study areas as in Finland).
  • Tutkinto 3 vuotta lyhyemmistä ammattiopinnoista (betyg för studier inom yrkesutbildning som varat mindre än 3 år) / Tutkintotodistus/Näyttötutkintona suoritettu ammatillinen perustutkinto (eksamensbevis/yrkesinriktad grundexamen som avlagts som fristående examen) / Tutkintotodistus/Ammattitutkinto (yrkesexamen) (admission to the same study areas as in Finland).
  • Ammatillinen opistotasoinen tutkinto (yrkesexamen på institutnivå) / Ammatillisen korkea-asteen todistus (examensbetyg/yrkesutbildning på högre nivå).

France

  • Baccalauréat général.
  • Baccalauréat technologique.
  • Baccalauréat professionnel.

 

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G - H

Requirements for Tertiary Entrance (VTAC): http://www.vtac.edu.au/who/osquals.html

Gambia

  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) showing at least 5 subjects passed with C6 or better (English compulsory)
  • General Certificate of Education (O level)/School Certificate + General Certificate of Education (A level)/High School Certificate showing at least 5 subjects passed at O-level and 2 subjects passed at A-level (at least one grade D). (From 2010 at least 5 subjects passed at O-level and 3 subjects passed at A-level (at least one grade D).

Georgia

  • Sashualo Skolis Atestati (Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii):
  • 1999: + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1998: + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 2007: Prophesiul-Teknikuri Sastvavieblis Diplomi Danartit
  • Sashualo Specialuri Sastsavieblis Diplomi + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies

Germany

  • Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) / Zeugnis der Reife / Reifezeugnis
  • Zeugnis der Fachgebundene Hochschulreife and Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife (Admission only to same study field as in Germany). 

Ghana

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
  • West African School Certificate (WASC/O level) + West African Higher School Certificate Examination (WAHSC/A level) showing at least 6 subjects passed at O-level and 2 to 3 subjects passed at A-level (at least one grade of D or better).

Greece

  • Apolytirion of Lykeio (School Leaving Certificate). Marked on a scale of 1-20 with 10 as the minimum pass mark
  • Pthychíon techniká kai epagelmatiká ekpedeftíria.

Guatemala

  • Diploma de Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras +  years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Bachillerato/Titulo de Tecnico Medio en ... (admission to the same study areas as in Guatemala) + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Haiti

  • Certificat de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires Classiques (Première + Deuxième Partie)/Diplôme d'Etudes Secondaires (Première + Deuxième Partie) (système traditionnel).
  • Baccalauréat/Diplôme d'Enseignement Secondaire (système réformé) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Honduras

  • Bachillerato/Titulo de Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Titulo de Bachiller en ... / Titulo de Maestro en ... / Titulo de Perito ... / Título de Técnico Medio en ... (admission to the same study areas as in Honduras) + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) + Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) showing at least three subjects passed at A-level or six passed at AS-level.
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) + Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary Certificate (HKASC) showing at least six subjects passed at AS-level. 

Hungary

  • Gimnazium erettsegi bizonyitvany.
  • Szakközepiskola erettsegi bizonyitvany. / Szakközepiskola rettsegi–kepesito bizonyitvany. / Technikus erettsegi-kepesito bizonyitvany. 
  • Erettsegi/Matura. Marked on a 1-5 scale, with 2 as the minimum pass

 

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I - J

Requirements for Tertiary Entrance (VTAC): http://www.vtac.edu.au/who/osquals.html

Iceland

  • Stúdentspróf.
  • Stúdentspróf af starfsnámsbrautum.
  • Raungreinadeilddarpróf, Frumgreinadeild and Háskolelinkbrú etc. (admission to same type of education as in Iceland).

India

  • All India Senior School Certificate – Standard/Level XII, OR first year standing from a tertiary institution following the Higher Secondary School Certificate OR two-year Pre-University course.

Indonesia

  • Senior Academic High School Certificate (SMU/SMA -Level III), Senior Technical School Certificate (STM). Marked on a scale of 110, 5 being the minimum pass mark. Marks: 1-4 failure / 5-10 pass

International Baccalaureate

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma

Iran

  • 3 years High School Diploma and Pre-University diploma / 4 years High School Diploma 

Iraq

  • Al-Edadiyah/Al-Idadiyah (Sixth form baccalaureat) / Certificate of Preparatory Studies 

Ireland

  • Leaving Certificate -Higher Level. Marked on a scale of A-F, with E being a pass. 5 subjects at Grades A-D.

Israel

  • Bagrut. Marked on a scale of 1-10 (maximum), with 6 as the minimum pass mark.

Italy

  • Diploma di Maturita Classica/Scientifica/Tecnica/Professionale Marked on a scale of 0-60 (maximum), with 36 the minimum pass mark.

Ivory Coast

  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré/Baccalauréat.
  • Diplôme de Bachelier Technicien/Baccalauréat Technique.

Japan

  • Kotagakko (Upper Secondary School Certificate). Marked on a scale of A-F or 1-5 (maximum), with F and 5 considered a fail OR High School Certificate (Grade 12).

Jordan

  • Tawjihi + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

 

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Requirements for Tertiary Entrance (VTAC): http://www.vtac.edu.au/who/osquals.html

Kazakhstan

  • Orta bilim turaly attestat/Attestat o (obschem) Srednem Obrazovanii:
    • 2003:  + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
    • 2002: + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Diplom o Srednem Spetsialnom Obrazovanii :
    • 2003:  + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
    • 2002: + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Kenya

  • Kenya or East African Advanced Certificate of Education (up to 1988). OR Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education – passes in 6 of 8 subjects taken.

Kuwait

  • (Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama)General Secondary School Certificate. Marked on a percentage scale with 50% being the minimum pass mark.

Latvia

  • 2001: Atestäts par visparejo vidëjo izglïtïbu.
  • 2001: Atestäts par vidëjo izglïtïbu
  • 2000: Diploms par profesionalo videjo izglitibu (2000 – (from reform1999)).
  • 1991 to about 1999: Diploms par videjo arodizglïtïbu (4 years) (since1993 with the text "Jegustot visparejo vidêjo izglïtïbu" on the certificate).

Lebanon

  • Baccalaureate. Usually marked on a scale of 1-20 (10 min. pass) some use 0-100 (50 min. pass) or A-F (D min. pass).

Libya

  • General Secondary Certificate. Marked on a percentage scale, with 50% being the minimum pass mark.

Liechtenstein

  • Maturazeugnis (Type B or E).

Lithuania

  • Brandos Atestatas (Maturita-certificate) (2 years general education).
  • Brandos Atestatas (Maturita certificate) (3 years combined vocational and general education).

Luxembourg

  • Diplôme/Certificat de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires
  • Diplôme/Certificat de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires Techniques
  • Diplôme de Technicien (admission to the same type of education as in Luxembourg). 

 

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Requirements for Tertiary Entrance (VTAC): http://www.vtac.edu.au/who/osquals.html

Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of)

  • Diploma za polozen zavrsen ispit (gimnazia)
  • Diplome per dhenien e provimit te pjekurise
  • Svidetelstvo za zavrseno sredno obrazovanie .
  • Vocational/general (strucna/profesionale):
  • Diploma za polozen zavrsen ispit (strucna) / Diplome per dhenien e provimit te pjekurise (profesionale)
  • Svidetelstvo za polozen zavrsen ispit vo uciliste za sredno obrazovanie.
  • Svidetelstvo za stepen na strucna podgotovka / Dëftëse per fazen e pergatitjes profesionale.

Malaysia

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM/Certificate of Education) + Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM/Malaysia Higher School Certificate) showing at least 4 subjects passed (English and Mathematics compulsory)).
  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM/Certificate of Education) + Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi) with Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 or better.

Malta

  • General Certificate of Education -Advanced Level. Require a minimum of 2 A-levels & 3 O-levels. Marked on A-F scale, F being a fail.
  • Matriculation Certificate.

Mauritius

  • General Certificate of Education -Advanced Level. Require a minimum of 2 A-levels & 3 O-levels. Marked on A-F scale, F being a fail.

Mexico

  • Certificado de Bachillerato General/Unico
  • Certificado de Bachillerato Tecnológico
  • Bachillerato en Ciencias/Humanidades. Marked on a percentage scale, with 60% as the pass mark.

Moldova

  • Diploma de absolvire a invatamintului mediu general / Atestat de studii medii de cultura generala / Atestat de maturitate + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies (diploma with silver- or goldmedal can be accepted
  • Diploma de bacalaureat 

Mongolia

  • 1992: Dund bolovsrolyn ünemlech gerchilgee + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1991: Buren dund bolovsrolyn ünemlech gerchilgee + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Morocco

  • Baccalauréat / Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire 

Mozambique

  • Certificado de Habilitações Literarias 

Namibia

  • IGSCE: At least 6 passed subjects and at least 25 points in the 6 passed subjects + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies give access to short- and medium-cycle higher education programmes.
  • IGSCE: at least 6 subjects and at least 25 points in the 5 best passed subjects + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • HIGSCE (higher and ordinary level): at least 6 subjects including at least 5 subjects at higher level passed with at least the grade 3 corresponding to 40 points and no more than 1 subject passed at ordinary level with at least the grade B corresponding to 6 points (in total at least 46 points). If passed with less than 46 points (but minimum 30 points) access might be granted with + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC ordinary level): at least 6 passed subjects and at least 25 points in the 6 passed subjects + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies give access to short- and medium-cycle higher education programmes.
  • Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC ordinary level): at least 6 subjects and at least 25 points in the 5 best passed subjects + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Higher Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC higher and ordinary level): at least 6 subjects including at least 5 subjects at higher level passed with at least the grade 3 corresponding to 40 points and no more than 1 subject passed at ordinary level with at least the grade B corresponding to 6 points (in total at least 46 points). If passed with less than 46 points (but minimum 30 points) access might be granted with + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Nepal

  • School Leaving Certificate + Higher Secondary Certificate
  • School Leaving Certificate + Proficiency Certificate 

Netherlands

  • Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
  • Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) + Propaedeutische Diplom/Verklaring
  • Diploma Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs (MBO), level 4 and Middenkaderopleiding (Admission only to same study field as in the Netherlands.)

New Zealand

  • Higher School Certificate (Form 7) OR University Bursaries OR National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3.

Nicaragua

  • Bachillerato en Ciencias y Letras. Only awarded if student has passed.

Nigeria

  • West African GCE: 2 A-levels and 3 O-levels (Passing grades are AE for A-levels, and 1-8 for O-levels) – up to 1989. OR Senior School Certificate (since 1989)  
  • Nigerian Certificate of Education combined with University Board Matriculation Examination (UME)

Norway

  • Examen Atrium/Vitnemal: Den Videregaende Skole. Marked on a scale of of 0 -6 (maximum), with 2 as the minimum pass mark

 

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Requirements for Tertiary Entrance (VTAC): http://www.vtac.edu.au/who/osquals.html

Pakistan

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) / Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Examination / Intermediate Certificate / Diploma of Faculty of Arts/Science (FA/FSc) / Certificate/Diploma/Intermediate in Commerce.

Papua New Guinea

  • PNG Higher School Certificate. Marking scale stated on certificate

Paraguay

  • Bachillerato Certificate. Marked on a scale of 1-5 (max) or 0-10 (max) with 2 and 3 being pass marks

Peru

  • Certificado Oficial de Estudios / Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa (quinto) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Diploma de Aptitud Profesional / Bachillerato Profesional + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies (Admission only to same study field as in Peru). 

Philippines

  • High School Diploma (kurso sa sekundarya) + 2 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Poland

  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci/Matura (from Liceum ogólnoksztalcace - general)
  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci/Matura (from Liceum Profilowane)
  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci/Matura (from Liceum techniczne)
  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci/Matura (from Liceum zawodowe) (Admission only to same study field as in Poland)

Portugal

  • 2007: Diploma de estudos secundários / Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secondários / Diploma de Ensino Secundário from Cursos cientifico-humanisticos and from Cursos tecnológicos do ensino secundário.
  • 2006: Diploma of estudos secundários / Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secondários / Diploma de Ensino Secundário from Cursos gerais do ensino secundário and from Cursos tecnológicos do ensino secundário.
  • Diploma of estudos secundários / Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secondários / Diploma de Ensino Secundário from Cursos profissionais.

Romania

  • Diploma de Bacalaureat (Liceul teoretic).
  • Diploma de Bacalaureat (Liceul de Specialitate). 

Russian Federation

  • Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii or Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii:
    • 1999: Attestat + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies
  • A higher educational institution might within the institution’s discretion admit candidates with 11 years of studies when the grade is at least 4 in all subjects + global average of 4,5)
    • 1998: Attestat + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Diplom Srednee Professionalnoe Obrazovanie:
    • 1999: Diplom (9 + 3 years)  te.
    • 1998: Diplom (8 + 3 years) + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies or Diplom (8 + 4 years)

Rwanda

  • 1998: Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l'Enseignement Secondaire/ Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1994-1997: Diplôme d'Humanités Générales + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1986-1993: Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1985: Diplôme/Certificat d'Humanités Générales + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Diplôme/Certificat d'Humanités Techniques / Diplôme d'Etudes Secondaires Professionelles A2 / Professional Certificate of Secondary Education Level A2 + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

 

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Requirements for Tertiary Entrance (VTAC): http://www.vtac.edu.au/who/osquals.html

Samoa (American)

  • High School Diploma.

Saudi Arabia

  • General Secondary Education Certificate. Marked on a percentage scale with 50% being the minimum pass mark

Scotland

  • Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE). Marked on a scale of A-F, F being a fail. Three subjects passed in the Higher Grade

Senegal

  • 1996: Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire (Série L and S).
  • 1995: Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré (Série A, B, C, D and E).
  • Vocational + academic:
    • 1996: Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire (Série T and G) (Admission only to same study field as in Senegal).
    • 1995: Diplôme de Bachelier de Technicien (section F and G) (Cursos cientifico-humanisticos). 

Sierra Leone

  • Senior School Certificate Examination + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • General Certificate of Education with 5 subjects passed at O-level and 3 subjects passed at A-level.

Singapore

  • Singapore/Cambridge GCE Advanced Level Certificate with grade 'E' or higher in 2 Advanced Level subjects and 3 Ordinary Level subjects. OR Completion of a Technician Diploma/Certificate from a Polytechnic

Slovakia

  • Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej skúške/ Maturitná skúška /Maturita z gymnázia.
  • Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej skúške/Maturitná skúška /Maturita zo Strednej od-bornej školy.
  • Maturitná skúška z Konzervatória.
  • Maturitná skúška zo Stredného odborného učilišťa.

Slovenia

  • Maturitetno spricevalo (Matura).
  • Poklicna matura + maturitetni tecaj.

Somalia

  • Shahaadada Dugsiga Dare (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

South Africa

  • Senior certificate showing at least 5 Higher Grade Subjects passed
  • Senior certificate showing less than 5 Higher Grade Subjects passed + endorsement + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

South Korea

  • Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (Academic High School Diploma/Graduation Certificate).

Spain

  • Título de Bachiller/Bachillerato (Baccalaureate).
  • Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP) + Curso de Orientatación Universitaria (COU).

Sri Lanka

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) -Advanced Level Certificate with passing grades in 3 Advanced Level Subjects.

Sudan

  • Sudan School Certificate / Higher Secondary School Certificate / The Secondary School Certificate + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies

Sweden

  • Slutbetyg from Gymnasieskolan.
  • Avgångsbetyg from Gymnasieskolan.
  • Slutbetyg from Komvux
  • Intyg för behörighet högskolestudier (grundläggande/särskild behörighet)/Folkhögskolan (1995-).
  • Intyg om allmän/särskild behörighet)/Folkhögskolan (-1994).

Switzerland

  • Eidgenössisch Anerkanntes Maturitätszeugnisse and Maturitätszeugnis ausgestellt von eidgenössisch anerkannten Schulen:
  • Kantonale Maturitätszeugnisse (all those that give access to all higher education institutions in Switzerland).
  • 1994: Eidgenössisches Berufsmaturitätszeugnis / Certificat fedéral de maturité professionelle / Attestato federale di maturità professionale (Admission only to same study field as in Switzerland)
  • 1999/2000 : Maturitätszeugnis (MAR) / Certificat de Maturité (RRM) / Attestato di Maturitá.
  • 1998/1999: Maturitätszeugnis (MAV) / Certificat de Maturité / Attestato di Maturitá.

Syria

  • Al Shahada Al Thanawiya / Baccalauréat + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Taiwan

  • Senior High School Leaving Certificate

Tanzania

  • National Form IV Examination Certificate / General Certificate of Secondary Education (GSE) (O level) (showing at least 5 subjects passed) + National Form VI Examination Certificate / Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) (A level) showing at least 2 Principal passes/levels and 1 Subsidiary pass/level. (Mathematics and English are compulsory.)

Thailand

  • 1984: Matayom VI (M6) / Maw 6 + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1983: Matayom suksa V + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Tonga

  • Tonga National Form Seven Certificate + Pacific Senior Certificate.

Tunisia

  • Baccalauréat de l'enseignement secondaire.
  • Baccalauréat de l'enseignement professionnel (Bac Pro) (2008).

Turkey

  • Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished 2010 + ÖSS (The student Selection Examination)/185.000 gives access to university studies, + ÖSS (The student Selection Examination)/160.000 gives access to short and medium cycle higher education
  • Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished in 2009
  • Lise Diplomasi (8+3 years) accomplished until 2008 + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies
  • A higher educational institution might within the institution’s discretion admit candidates with an average grade of 4 (new grade system) or 8 (old grade system).
  • Meslek Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished 2010 + ÖSS (The student Selection Examination)/185.000 gives access to university studies, + ÖSS (The student Selection Examination)/160.000 gives access to short and medium cycle higher education
  • Meslek Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished in 2009
  • Meslek Lise Diplomasi (8+3 years) accomplished until 2008 + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • A higher educational institution might within the institution’s discretion admit candidates with an average grade of 4 (new grade system) or 8 (old grade system).
  • Teknik Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished 2010 + ÖSS (The student Selection Examination)/185.000 gives access to university studies, + ÖSS (The student Selection Examination)/160.000 gives access to short and medium cycle higher education
  • Teknik Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished in 2010 gives access to short cycle higher education
  • Teknik Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished in 2009
  • Meslek Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years) accomplished until 2008 + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • A higher educational institution might within the institution’s discretion admit candidates with an average grade of 4 (new grade system) or 8 (old grade system).

 

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U - Z

Requirements for Tertiary Entrance (VTAC): http://www.vtac.edu.au/who/osquals.html

Uganda

  • 6 subjects in Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with the minimum grade 8 + principal subjects with the minimum grade E + General Paper in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)
  • Ordinary Diploma
  • National Diploma 

Ukraine

  • Atestat pro povnu zagal'nu srednju osvitu (Russian: Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii):
  • 1999: + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies. A higher educational institution might within the institution’s discretion admit candidates with an 11 year education with a minimum of 4 (8) in all subjects and an average of at least 4,5 (9).
  • 1992 -1998: + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • 1992: Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Dyplom molodschogo spetsialista 

Uruguay

  • Bachillerato Certificate. Marked on a scale of 1-6 (max), with 3 as the minimum pass mark. 

USA

  • Completion of Grade 12 at an American High School and award of a High School Graduation Diploma. Must have completed two semesters in at least four subjects one of which must be an English derivative which have a clear relationship to courses offered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority at Year 12 level. Grades A-D are passing grades

Uzbekistan

  • Attestat o srednem obrazovanii / O'rta ma'lumot to'g'risida shahodatnoma
  • 1998: + 1 years of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Venezuela

  • Bachillerato/Titulo de Bachiller + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Bachillerato/Titulo de Bachiller (agropecuario, comercial, industrial, mercantil, salud) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.
  • Bachillerato/Titulo de Técnico Medio en ... + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies 

Vietnam

  • Bang Tu Tai Hai (baccalaureat II)/Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (certificate from secondary education), Giay Chung Nhan Pho Thong Trung Hoc (provisional certificate) + admissions exam (Ky Thi Dai Hoc/Ky Thi Tuyen Vao Dai Hoc) + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

West Africa

  • West African GCE (A Level). 2 A's and 3 O's required with grades of A-C

Yugoslavia (the former)

  • Matura (1945-1981 and 1989-1992) (Serbo-Croatia) Matura or zakljucni izpit (1945-1981 and 1989-1992) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Svjedocansvo o zavrsnom ispitu (1980') (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Svjedocanstvo o zavrsenom XXX obrazovanju (1945-1992) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Diploma o zavrsenom srednjem obrazovanju (4 år) (1945-1992) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Diploma o zavrsenom srednjem usmjerenom obrazovanju (1981-1990) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Diploma o polozenom zavrsnom ispitu (Serbia-Croatia).
  • Diploma o zavrsenom pozivnousmerenom obrazovanju i vaspitanju srednjeg stupnja (Serbian dialect).
  • Spricevalo o zakljucnom ispitu (Slovenian).
  • Diploma o srednjem programu srednjego usmerjenego izobrazevanju (Slovenian).
  • Svidetelstvo za polozen zavrsen ispit vo uciliste za sredno obrazovanie (Macedonian).
  • Svidetelstvo za zavrseno sredno obrazovanie (Macedonian).
  • Vocational + general subjects, 4 years secondary education (level IV).
  • Svjedocanstvo o zavrsenom XX obrazovanju (eg. medicinska sestra-tehnicar) (1945-1992) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Diploma o zavrsenom srednjem usmjerenom obrazovanju (1981-1990) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Diploma o strepenu strucne spreme – level IV (1981-1990) (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Diploma o stecenom strepenu strucne spreme (Serbo-Croatia).
  • Svidetelstvo za Stepen na strucna podgotovka (Macedonia). 

Yugoslavia, The Federal Republic of (1992-2003), Serbia-Montenegro (2003-2005), Serbia (2006-) Montenegro (2006-)

  • Diploma o polozenom zavrsnom ispitu / Diploma o Završenoj Srednjoj Školi / Diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu/diploma o stecenom srednem obrazovanju (Serbia).
  • Diploma o Završenoj Srednjoj Školi / Svjedocanstvo o stecenom stepenu strucne spreme/diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu/diplom mbi dhenien e provimit te matures (Montenegro).
  • Diploma o stecenom pozivnousmerenom obrazovanju i vaspitanju srednjeg stupnja (Wojwodina).
  • Diplome per kryerjen e shkolles se mesme te pergjithshme – gjimnazin/Diplome per kryerjen e shkolles se mesme te larte – gjimnazin (Kosovo).
  • Vocational-general secondary education:
  • Diploma o stepenu strucne spreme (4 years of study) (Serbia)
  • Svjedocanstvo o stecenom stepenu strucne spreme/diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu/diplom mbi dhenien e provimit te matures (4 years of study) (Montenegro)
  • Diploma o stecenom pozivnousmerenom obrazovanju i vaspitanju srednjeg stupnja (4 years of study) (Wojwodina)
  • Diplome per kryerjen e shkolles se mesme profesionale/Diplome per kryerjen e shkolles se te larte - profesionale (4 years of studies) (Kosovo).

Zambia

  • Zambia School Certificate (with 6 subjects passed (English is compulsory) and a credit in a least 1 of the subjects or 5 subjects passed (English is compulsory) and a credit in a least 2 subjects + 1 year of higher education studies or equivalent supplementary studies.

Zimbabwe  

  • Higher School Certificate (GCE ‘A’ level) which prepares students to enter universities in Zimbabwe and elsewhere or the polytechnics.